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#842042 - 08/19/08 11:29 AM LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING...
Nick C
Unregistered

Anything Wrong with NOT treating your well greased traps before season?

Targeting Coon & Mink, will have traps pushed down in mud, and have their protective layer of grease on them.

I'm too "lazy" to dip in water/vinegar solution, let them rust, dye them, wax them...... yada yada yada..... IT'S JUST TOO BORING FOR ME!


WILL IT AFFECT MY CATCH?

I know last season I caught a few dozen coons in shiney traps.

SHOULD I BE WORRIED?

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#842048 - 08/19/08 11:34 AM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: ]
Gary Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/07
Loc: Indiana, 15 1/4yrs old
i think you already know the answer, but ... id advise cleaning the traps up at the end of the season AT LEAST, or ya will get a bit of trap damage
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#842050 - 08/19/08 11:35 AM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: ]
Dead Coyote Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/23/07
Loc: Slaughter Slough, MN
Don't fix what ain't broke then. Thousands upon thousands of coon & mink have fell to this untreated trap.
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#842052 - 08/19/08 11:35 AM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: Gary]
Nick C
Unregistered

AGREED! Gary.

That first warm day in the spring, everything gets a good spraying with the power washer.


Besides k9 traps, I'm semi-anal about them, probably because I hang with Chaz too much. grin

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#842056 - 08/19/08 11:37 AM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: Dead Coyote]
CedarRivrTrappr Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: St. Ansgar, Iowa
In this book I read once it says you have to clean them properly while wearing gloves, and then dye them properly, and then wax them. But you have to wear your gloves to keep human scent off of them. It said if you skip any of those procedures your catch will drastically drop off. So I took it to heart and do it every year, and you should do the same.
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#842057 - 08/19/08 11:38 AM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: Gary]
PA TRAPPER Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/04/07
Loc: southwestern PA
Trapping and being lazy should not be used in the same sentence.

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#842059 - 08/19/08 11:39 AM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: PA TRAPPER]
Nick C
Unregistered

Originally Posted By: DANE
Trapping and being lazy should not be used in the same sentence.



AGREED!!



BUT, Trap PREP & Lazy, can CERTAINLY be used in the same sentence! grin

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#842065 - 08/19/08 11:41 AM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: ]
Tightchain Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/30/07
Loc: S.C. Wisconsin
My cannine stuff is done the right way. For the rest of the body grips and stuff that I place in the water or in cubbies I just give them a quick wash or boil if I'm doing my cannine stuff.

I'd think a rich farm kid would have plenty of time on his to take care of his supplys. LOL. laugh
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#842067 - 08/19/08 11:44 AM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: Tightchain]
Nick C
Unregistered

LOL

Like, I said, it's just boring to me. I have a short attention span. If a butterfly glides across the lawn, I'm chasing it, and my traps boil over........


MIGHT give Newt a holler for some F-1, since I FORGOT IT AT THE NTA CONVENTION, SON OF A GUUUUUN! grin

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#842081 - 08/19/08 11:52 AM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: ]
Tightchain Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/30/07
Loc: S.C. Wisconsin
What's Montour do all the trap setting as your chasing butterflies. Now that has me rolling hard. LMAO
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#842085 - 08/19/08 11:55 AM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: Tightchain]
Nick C
Unregistered

LOL

Montour doesn't do anything to his traps but spit shine them, and put em in the ground, he rolls hard, and kills hard too!! Even the butterflies! grin

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#842124 - 08/19/08 12:15 PM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: ]
boyswannatrap Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Loc: NY
Someone please consult Lynxcat on the excessive use of uppercase in this thread.

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#842130 - 08/19/08 12:19 PM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: boyswannatrap]
TrappinK-9's Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Loc: IOWA
I don't do anything to mine unless they are K-9 traps. Mink and coon sets? Never. I may spray paint them black to blend better, but that's about it.
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#842160 - 08/19/08 12:31 PM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: TrappinK-9's]
TN_Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/17/08
Loc: TN
I have noticed that untreated traps do fine in water UNTIL the water level drops and they are exposed to air. Then the rust sets in overnight.


Edited by TN_Trapper (08/19/08 12:33 PM)
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#842170 - 08/19/08 12:35 PM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: TN_Trapper]
Gary Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/07
Loc: Indiana, 15 1/4yrs old
ya also get dog, and pan notch damage .... also rust build up on the notch and dog ya dont get the crisp action i like to have for mink
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#842222 - 08/19/08 01:09 PM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: ]
PA skinner Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Loc: PA
Yep, there's something wrong with it, it just don't seem right. Probably get 'em all stolen, too.
Other than that, no problem catching dumb midwestern critters, until you set 'em on land and they get bound up with rust.

I'm sure it will work ok with those dumb midwestern coon, but our Pa Coon are far too smart to get caught in untreated traps.


Edited by PA skinner (08/19/08 02:12 PM)
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#842225 - 08/19/08 01:14 PM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: PA skinner]
Jim Wallner Online   content
trapper

Registered: 03/30/07
Loc: Booger Bottom, Minnesota, 37
While growing up I stored all mine in and old outhouse.. K9 and water traps, never treated them Still caught plenty of fur as a young pup back then.. Most of this contamination stuff is hogwash...
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#842265 - 08/19/08 01:40 PM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: Jim Wallner]
mudtracker Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Waterville Minnesota
For gawdsake nick you hafta treat them traps who knows what kind of mayhem you may unleash if you buck the traditions established by years of trapping experience. Its just not worth it now put down your fru fru drink, get your feet out of the pink inflatable kidde pool and go get busy with those traps.

Besides how will we ever be able to respect you if we all know you didn't do any prep work on those traps when you are posting all those muddy iowa coon pics this fall

LMAO
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#842385 - 08/19/08 02:51 PM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: mudtracker]
j morris Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Clearwater, KS
Nick, I am not going to answer ya for fear of offending somebody.
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#842408 - 08/19/08 03:06 PM Re: LIVING ON THE EDGE...NOT DYING, WAXING, DIPPING... [Re: j morris]
CRAZYFOX Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/14/08
Loc: Missouri
Bob Wendts does not dye ? traps

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